Worley has completed the accessibility design assessment for Saitec Offshore Technologies’ ‘DemoSATH’ floating wind turbine, which will be deployed off the Basque Coast in northern Spain.
DemoSATH is a 2 MW turbine, mounted onto a concrete floating foundation. The project will test the very first floating wind foundation connected to the Spanish grid using SATH (Swinging Around Twin Hull) technology.
Worley provided advisory services pertaining to the access, inspection and maintenance of boat landings and turret access design assessments. Worley also consulted on access materials, handling scenarios depending on the weather conditions, different human factors and Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) requirements.
With the expertise and financial support of RWE Renewables, DemoSATH project aims to prove the behaviour of the SATH Floating Solution under real operational and extreme conditions, collect data and gain real-life knowledge from the construction, operation and maintenance of the unit. The pilot construction in the Port of Bilbao, will start in Q3 2020 and once installed and connected to the grid, a two-year operating phase will follow.